Sep 18th, 2015, 02:53 PM

Altered Reality on Instagram: Photos are Going Micro

Thanks to Instagram, millions today share their personal take on fashion and broadcast it around the world. All of us can participate, comment, and construct the perfect virtual reality. The entire fashion industry now communicates via images with their customers. From Maisons de Mode to wanna-be stylists, street and lifestyle fashion is what everybody includes in their profiles.
Sep 18th, 2015, 01:25 PM

Tampons Can’t Keep Us Down

Blood is gross. 
An artist makes a portrait of a potential presidential candidate out of her own menstrual blood. 
A marathon runner lets her period soil her tracksuit. 
Sep 18th, 2015, 12:33 PM

Rape Is Trending on Television

This articles discusses rape plot on TV. It Contains Spoilers for American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, and Scandal.
Sep 18th, 2015, 12:11 PM

Buying into the Pink Ribbon


October is a tricky month for consumers, going well beyond questionable Halloween costumes to the slew of products emblazoned with a pink ribbon. The month is marked by the pink products, so much so that it has been dubbed "Pinktober," where many companies seemingly champion breast cancer awareness and fundraising. But as consumers, it is important to carefully analyze the contributions made to such a publicized industry.

Sep 18th, 2015, 12:00 PM

I'm A Christian, But I've Never Read The Bible


On Sept. 7, Buzzfeed shared a controversial video entitled, “I'm a Christian, But I’m Not”. Now, just a week and a half after its release, the video has been viewed more than 11.5 million times on Facebook alone and has received widespread mixed reviews. The most vocal opposition has come from fundamental Christians.

Sep 18th, 2015, 07:49 AM

"Farm-to-Table" is a Necessary Turn to Tradition in France

Many who visit France are romanced by open markets and wide selections of specialty stores: one for bread and pastries, one for cheese, one for meat. However, the ritual of daily shopping for fresh ingredients from nearby regions and farmers is giving way to big grocery chains -- where the avocados never go out of season.
While for years eating locally was a lifestyle, both out of necessity and convenience, today’s France reflects an increasingly consumerist society. Campaigns are now launched to persuade people to stay local with their meals.
Sep 17th, 2015, 11:05 AM

The Caitlyn Jenner Paradox


On a recent episode of "The Ellen Degeneres Show", Ellen asked Caitlyn Jenner her opinion on gay marriage. Jenner replied ambiguously, “If the word marriage is really that important to you, I can go with it.”

Sep 16th, 2015, 01:41 PM

Bernie Sanders and the Unexpected Rise of Principled Politics


If you follow American politics even on a cursory level, you’ve no doubt been barraged by images of Donald Trump’s face (and hair) in your newsfeed. Yet more interestingly, you’ve probably also been hearing the name Bernie Sanders. For most he is a new name that seemingly came from nowhere and is taking American politics by storm. Not so long ago, Hillary Clinton was the assumed Democratic candidate and likely next president of the United States.

May 1st, 2015, 10:54 PM

A Cheese Inspired


"Comté is not a brand,” says Aurélia Chimier, communications director for one of France’s most successful cheeses. “Comté is a heritage.”

Mar 17th, 2015, 11:49 PM

The Bouquinistes along the Seine: Past, Present, and Future


They have become part of the Parisian cultural legend — those history-battered, book-cluttered green boxes that run along the pavement on the banks of the Seine. To local Parisians, the Seine booksellers are called bouquinistes — flogging books, old newspapers, magazines, posters, maps, postcards and assorted other trinkets. It’s hard to imagine Paris without them.